Security Council urged to beef up capacity at South Sudan mission

Hilde Johnson (shown on screen)

• This week, South Sudan celebrated its second anniversary as an independent nation. UN envoy Hilde Johnson told the Security Council that the country has made progress in areas such as consolidating peace and addressing cases of arbitrary detention. However, says insecurity and other challenges still remain

UN reports 300,000 people this year have fled fighting in Darfur

Displaced people in Sudan

• Fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has displaced an estimated 300,000 people so far this year, according to the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA). Mark Cutts from OCHA's office in Sudan says the people desperately need food, health care and shelter from the sweltering desert heat.

The end of a long, silent journey: Two Eritreans in Libya

David and his wife Amitu

• David and his wife Amitu arrived in Tripoli, Libya, in the middle of its Arab spring revolution in 2011. Their long and arduous trek began with crossing the Sahara desert from Eritrea to Sudan into Libya. The couple faced considerable challenges along the way as they are both deaf and mute. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports on their remarkable journey.

Producer/Presenter: Dianne Penn
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri
Studio Engineer: Carlos Macias
Duration: 10'00"

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